More NRF-rated researchers in Economic and Management Sciences
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 30 May 2014
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is proud to announce that three more of its staff members recently joined the group of NRF-rated researchers in the Faculty. This means that the Faculty currently boasts a total of 19 NRF rated researchers. The three newest NRF-rated researchers are Prof Manoel Bittencourt, Prof Deon Meiring and Prof Ruthira Naraidoo.
Opening young minds on Open Day
Posted on 29 May 2014
Open Day at the University of Pretoria (UP) took place on 24 May and drew thousands of parents and prospective students eager to get information on the academic, cultural and sports offerings of the University. They could visit and ask questions at numerous stalls of the various faculties, residences, sports clubs and the Client Service Centre.
Re-appointment of Prof Cheryl de la Rey as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria
Posted on 28 May 2014
The Council of the University of Pretoria has approved the re-appointment of Prof Cheryl de la Rey as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University for a second term of office until 31 December 2021.
UP Communication expert joins NRF Specialist Committee
Communication Management Division
Posted on 27 May 2014
Prof Ronel Rensburg, Programme Manager of the Communication Management Division, has been appointed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to serve as a panel member of the Foundation’s Specialist Committee for Communication, Media Studies, Library and Information Services.
Human rights students participate in the Global Classroom held in Venice, Italy
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 27 May 2014
From 12 to 16 May 2014, three LLM/MPhil students (in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights, participated in the second Global Classroom held in Venice, Italy.
On this Africa Day, the University of Pretoria celebrates past successes and commits to empowering sustainable and self-driven growth in education and leadership, and to finding creative solutions to our common challenges on the continent. Our vision to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa demonstrates our commitment to be an integral part of Africa’s growth and development. Our aim is to make a significant difference through our research and to deliver highly professional and skilled graduates who will contribute to the future of the continent as a whole.
Chairperson of UP Council receives honorary doctorate from University of Limpopo
Posted on 23 May 2014
The contribution to society and to the accounting profession by Ms Futhi Mtoba, Chairperson of the Council of the University of Pretoria (UP), was acknowledged this morning when she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Limpopo (UL).
A biscuit brings hope
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 22 May 2014
Could there be a single solution to Africa’s battle against poverty, hunger and unemployment? Master’s students, under the supervision of Prof John Taylor at the Department of Food Science at UP, have come up with a “super biscuit” that is rich in essential nutrients.